The pace of the world keeps increasing, and we keep trying to keep up with it, but that means more demands placed on us, more places to be, and less time for ourselves. Well, less time in general! It’s only a matter of time before we get drained of our energy and end up feeling fatigued. Slowly, it becomes harder and harder to get up in the morning, and you struggle to make it through the afternoon at work. By the time you get home, you don’t have the energy left to enjoy your life outside work, because you’re so pooped.
It might be easier than you think to get your vitality back and Naturopathic doctors can help you do it- together!
Why am I so tired?
Let’s be clear, everyone gets tired every once in a while – It’s only natural for your body to tell you it’s had enough for the day. What’s not natural is to constantly feeling tired and not have enough energy to get through a fraction of your day. Fatigue is a serious problem in our society and can dictate almost every aspect of your life, but the good news is when we find the cause of your fatigue, we are able to reverse it!
Some of the most common causes of fatigue are simple to identify and fix. Your diet plays a huge role in how much energy you have. How well you sleep clearly plays a role in how energetic you feel throughout the day, and how much exercise you get is directly related to how energized you are. Most people who have fatigue will see increased energy with appropriate changes in diet and exercise, and NDs are trained to diagnose and treat the underlying conditions as well!
With those initial suggestions, there are many common underlying conditions that might be causing your fatigue. Nutrient deficiencies like iron-deficiency anemia can make you feel tired, or your thyroid and adrenal glands, which govern your metabolism. Diabetes, heart disease, and depression can all cause low energy, and chronic fatigue syndrome makes you feel tired all the time, no matter how much rest you get. We do tests to identify which systems are out of balance, and develop a treatment based on the cause of your low energy.
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a kind of burnout caused by long-term, high-stress levels. Hormones like cortisol are released from the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys, in response to stressors from the environment. When the glands have to continually pump out hormones because of high stress in your life, they get burnt out, and so do you.
To find out if you have adrenal fatigue, ask yourself some of these topical questions:
- Do I ever feel ‘tired but wired’, like I want to sleep or relax but can’t put my mind at ease?
- Have I ever felt like I can’t handle all the things on my plate?
- Did I used to have an easier time getting out of bed in the morning?
These might be clues that adrenal fatigue is at the root of your low energy. Your naturopathic doctor can suggest many herbs and supplements that effectively banish your fatigue, and restore your energy levels so you can enjoy life again!
How soon will I get my energy back?
Naturopathic doctors love getting you as energized as possible in as short amount of time as possible. We get you feeling better by helping you optimize your diet, your sleep patterns, and your lifestyle to get you quickly feeling better. Lifestyle changes work best, but can take longer to develop lasting results.
There are many supplements designed specifically to boost energy levels, to bring your body back into balance, and to support your cellular metabolism. Vitamin injections and intravenous vitamins can give you energy very quickly, and there are several herbs that have been used for a very long time to restore energy levels. Acupuncture is a great energizer and can help increases your energy levels immediately after a treatment, and also help sustain them over a longer term! Homeopathy can be great for getting your energy back, especially if you remember the specific moment your fatigue started.
All you need is the energy to call and book an appointment and we’ll give you every ounce of ours to bring you back up to speed!